Anchorage’s Spartan Brigade has suffered the first combat casualty of its current deployment in Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Alaska officials said Spc. Gabriel David Conde, 22, was killed by enemy small-arms fire Monday in Afghanistan’s Tagab District. Conde was a member of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
John Pennell, a U.S. Army Alaska spokesman, had few details Tuesday on the engagement in which Conde had been killed.